Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos was hospitalized on Thursday morning after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The head of the Greek Church, who is believed to suffer from mild symptoms, is receiving treatment at the Evangelismos hospital in central Athens. He was diagnosed positive on Monday.
“I personally participate as a shepherd in the ordeal that affects thousands of our brothers in our country and millions throughout the universe. I share the agony, pain and fear of all, but with our Faith in God we will all overcome”, the Archbishop stressed to his close associates shortly before he was hospitalized.
He also emphasized the sacred obligation of all to respect the rules and measures of the competent health authorities to “protect the supreme value of human health and life.”